CORAL GABLES (AP) — Bruce Brown finished with a triple double as Miami defeated South Carolina State 82-46 Tuesday night.
Brown scored 11 points and finished with 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Hurricanes. The triple double was Miami’s first since Anthony King scored 11 points, had 10 rebounds and blocked 13 shots against Florida Atlantic on November 29, 20004.
The Hurricanes opened the game with an 18-0 run in the first 6:15. Davon Reed and Ja’Quan Newton scored four points each during Miami’s early surge.
The Bulldogs (2-6) missed their first 10 shots until Tashombe Riley’s jumper broke the scoring drought with 13:27 remaining in the first half.
D.J. Vasiljevic scored a team-high 17 points for the Hurricanes. All of Vasiljevic’s field goals were 3-pointers as he shot 5-of-11 from behind the arc.
Reed and Newton were Miami’s other double figure scorers with 15 and 11 points, respectively. Reed shot 6-of-8 from the field.
Anthony Lawrence’s 3-pointer at the buzzer gave the Hurricanes a 42-14 lead at halftime.
Eric Eaves scored 14 points to lead the Bulldogs.
Miami: South Carolina State’s 14 first half points were the fewest allowed in a half by the Hurricanes since they also limited Maryland to 14 on Jan. 13, 2013.
South Carolina State: The Bulldogs reached double figures with 4:15 remaining in the first half when Riley’s jumper reduced Miami’s lead to 36-11.
MIAMI: The Hurricanes will host Florida Atlantic on Dec. 16. Fall semester final exams at the university resulted in the 10-day gap between games.
South Carolina State: The Bulldogs continue their road-heavy early season schedule when they visit Texas A&M Saturday night. Of South Carolina State’s first 16 games, 14 are on the road.
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